Kanye Wins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit


Kanye West had a run-in with another producer a few years ago who claimed that there has been a copyright infringement. He felt that a line of the lyrics from the single “Stronger”  was stolen from his song made in 2006. Kanye and his team disputed the claim saying that the lines were used in multiple songs throughout the years. The courts seem to agree with Kanye.

This is what sources reported from  hiphopdx reported:

The original lawsuit claims that ‘Ye stole portions of the lyrics of Viriginia producer Vincent Peters’ 2006 song of the same name, specifically an interpolation of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s idiom “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Now, Judge Diane Wood of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of West, indicating that maxim has been quoted in a host of different songs and does not fall under the auspices of copyright law.

“Although the fact that both songs quote from a 19th century German philosopher might, at first blush, seem to be an unusual coincidence, West correctly notes that the aphorism has been repeatedly invoked in song lyrics over the past century,” Judge Wood said. “We are not persuaded that the similarities alleged by Vince P rise to the level of copyright infringement.”

AllHipHop further compared Kanye and Peters’ differing hooks, the latter of whose reads, “What don’t kill me make me stronger/The more I blow up the more you wronger/You copied my CD you can feel my hunger/The wait is over couldn’t wait no longer.”


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